Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Open Mind | Achieving a Civil Society

NYU President John Sexton discusses American culture and the future of civil society.

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In the Garden | JC Raulston Arboretum Update

The JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University is budding with newly-renovated gardening areas and programs for the entire family to enjoy. Bryce gets an update on the garden and itâ?Ts new program for children.

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On Stage at Curtis | Graduation Recital by Mari Yoshinaga

A graduation recital by percussionist Mari Yoshinaga. Mari is a native of Kagoshima, Japan, and studied at Curtis with Don Liuzzi and Robert Van Sice. Her program - Iannis Xenakis: Rebonds; Bach: Suite No. 5 in C minor for Violoncello, BWV 1011; William Kraft: Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra.

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Tavis Smiley | L.A. Kitchen founder-president Robert Egger

The pioneering president of D.C. Central Kitchen describes how he plans to model the concept at L.A. Kitchen.

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PBS NewsHour | A How-to on Finding Love and Success in 'Rising Asia'

In Mohsin Hamid's new novel, "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia," a poor young boy from an impoverished village comes to a sprawling, wild, sometimes violent city, where he makes and loses a fortune. Jeffrey Brown talks with the Hamid about why the story is told like a self-help book and what it takes to make it in Asia.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Great Performances | La Clemenza di Tito: "Deh, per questo istante solo"

Elina Garanca performs "Deh, per questo istante solo" from La Clemenza di Tito. Great Performances at the Met's "La Clemenza di Tito" airs Sunday, April 14 at 12pm on PBS (check local listings).

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Arts in Context | Schubertiad

The Miró Quartet performs an all-Schubert program (Franz Schubert, 1797-1828) in historic studio 6A. The Miró Quartet is an internationally performing professional classical string quartet based in Austin, Texas. The group is the Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Texas and its members are on the faculty of the Butler School of Music.

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Secret Life of Scientists | Tanzeem Choudhury: The Sad Clown Fish

Tanzeem Choudhury is Associate Professor of Information Science at Cornell University where she leads the People-Aware Computing Lab. She and her team develop cell-phone apps that can track a person's emotional well-being. Tanzeem herself was a digital late bloomer, only touching a computer for the first time in a computer programming class when she was 18 years old.

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Secret Life of Scientists | Tanzeem Choudhury: I Took It As A Challenge!

Tanzeem Choudhury is Associate Professor of Information Science at Cornell University where she leads the People-Aware Computing Lab. She and her team develop cell-phone apps that can track a person's emotional well-being. Tanzeem herself was a digital late bloomer, only touching a computer for the first time in a computer programming class when she was 18 years old.

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Arts in Context | Miro Quartet Live Quartettsatz

Clip of Schubert's Quartettsatz by The Miro Quartet Live at Studio 6A

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Great Performances | La Clemenza di Tito: "Se all'impero"

Giuseppe Filianoti performs "Se all'impero" from Mozart's opera "La Clemenza di Tito". Great Peformances at the Met airs "La Clemenza di Tito" Sunday, April 14 at 12pm on PBS (check local listings).

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Idea Channel | Will Kickstarter Replace Hollywood?

Although it's funding is nowhere NEAR the amount Hollywood invests in moviemaking each year, crowdfunding is a way better indicator of what the audience wants to see, the one area Hollywood has failed in time and time again. Will Kickstarter put an end to the Hollywood system?

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Call The Midwife (reminder!)

Coming up on NHPTV - Call The Midwife
Nurse Jenny Lee finds the Nonnatus House community gathered to wish her a happy birthday, before she, Chummy, Trixie and Cynthia head off to the cinema.Sunday @ 8 p.m. on NHPTV PRIME - Airing: 3/31/2013


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Coming up on NHPTV - Call The Midwife
Nurse Jenny Lee finds the Nonnatus House community gathered to wish her a happy birthday, before she, Chummy, Trixie and Cynthia head off to the cinema.Sunday @ 8 p.m. on NHPTV PRIME - Airing: 3/31/2013


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Great Performances | La Clemenza di Tito: "Parto, Parto"

Elina Garanca performs an aria from Act I of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito." Great Performances at the Met's "La Clemenza di Tito" airs Sunday, April 14 at 12pm on PBS (check local listings).

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Arts in Context | Miro Quartet Live (full concert)

Schubert's Quartettsatz by The Miro Quartet Live at Studio 6A

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Secret Life of Scientists | 30 Second Science: Tanzeem Choudhury

Tanzeem Choudhury is Associate Professor of Information Science at Cornell University where she leads the People-Aware Computing Lab. She and her team develop cell-phone apps that can track a person's emotional well-being. Tanzeem herself was a digital late bloomer, only touching a computer for the first time in a computer programming class when she was 18 years old.

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Secrets of the Dead | Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

Spied upon by MI19 in a bugging operation of unprecedented scale and cunning, 4,000 German POWâ?Ts revealed their inner thoughts about the Third Reich and let slip military secrets that helped the Allies win WWII.

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Great Performances | Elina Garanca in "La Clemenza di Tito"

Elina Garanca performs in Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito." Great Performances at the Met's "La Clemenza di Tito" airs Sunday, April 14 at 12pm on PBS (check local listings).

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Masterpiece Classic (reminder!)

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Masterpiece Classic (reminder!)

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Antiques Roadshow | Cincinnati (Hour 1) - Preview

A baseball bat used by Mickey Mantle; Rookwood art pottery; works by artist Edward Henry Potthast. 4/1/2013

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Masterpiece | 2013 MASTERPIECE Classic Sweepstakes Promo

Enter the 2013 MASTERPIECE Classic Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for 2 adults from the US to Britain. www.pbs.org/sweepstakes. The trip includes VIP tours of Highclere Castle (the setting of â?oDownton Abbeyâ?), Kensington Palace, Selfridges & Co and more! Travel to Britain must be from Sept. 21-26, 2013.

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NOVA | Meteor Strike

A meteor burst into a fireball over Siberia. Can we spot the next deadly asteroid in time?

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Central Park Five | Central Park Five Promo

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York Cityâ?Ts Central Park in 1989. Airs April 16, 9pm ET.

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PBS NewsHour | Songs for Biology: Students Write Hip-Hop to Learn Science

In a New York City classroom, teachers use rap songs to teach complex science. Playlists are used as a metaphor to convey natural selection, and students compose raps songs to reinforce concepts. Ray Suarez reports on the effectiveness of this strategy and interviews hip-hop legend (and science geek) GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.

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D4k | Nervous System Web Only

In the D4K Web Only, Dr. Mary Rivers answers more studentsâ?T questions about the brain, the spinal cord and the nervous system. This episode is filmed at the Bodies Revealed Exhibit at the Discovery Center of Idaho.

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The Cafe | A Note to Follow

Excitement is in the air as the regulars get ready for Sing-Along Sound of Music. A stressed Carol is about to receive some bad news.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

PBS NewsHour | High Court Hears Challenge to Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, a ballot measure that bans same-sex marriage. Kwame Holman reports on reactions from supporters on both sides of the debate. Judy Woodruff talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, who analyzes the arguments inside the courtroom.

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PBS NewsHour | San Francisco Symphony Strikes Sends Harsh Notes Nationwide

The San Francisco's Symphony went out on strike and cancelled performances and an East Coast tour, asking for competitive salaries and benefits. The symphony's strike was only the latest in actions taken by several of the nation's orchestras. Spencer Michels reports on the labor disputes playing out across the country.

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Star Gazers | "There's Something Special About Saturn"- 5 Min. version

Star Gazers 5 Minute #13-16 Apr 22-28, 2013" "The Inside Scoop On Saturn"

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PBS NewsHour | Wu Tang Clan's GZA Raps About Science

Rap legend GZA gives us a sneak peak of one of the songs from his new album, Dark Matter. The rapper has encouraged New York City public schools use hip hop as a tool to teach science.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Masterpiece | Mr. Selfridge: A Scene from Episode 1

See an exclusive scene from Mr. Selfridge, Episode 1, starring Jeremy Piven, before it premieres on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at 9pm ET on PBS's MASTERPIECE.

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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: Jack B. Yeats Drawings, ca. 1900

In Myrtle Beach Hour 3, Nan Chisholm appraises a set of Jack B. Yeats drawings, ca. 1900.

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PBS NewsHour | John Kerry Makes Trip to Afghanistan Defuse Tensions

Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Kabul, Afghanistan to hash out differences with President Hamid Karzai. Meanwhile the last Afghan prison still under U.S. control was handed back to Afghan authorities. Gwen Ifill reports on outcomes of the visit, plus other U.S. foreign policy challenges in the region.

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180 Days | 180 Days : A Year Inside an American High School Episode 1

This special gives space and breadth to our nationâ?Ts education reform debate by giving the audience a first-hand view of what happens in a school that meets the needs of the most challenged students in new and sometimes non-traditional ways.

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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: 1971 Salvador Dali Etching

Check out Todd Weyman's appraisal of a 1971 Salvador Dali etching, in Myrtle Beach Hour 3.

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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: Massachusetts Federal Candlestand

Check out Andrew Holter's appraisal of a Massachusetts Federal candlestand, in Myrtle Beach Hour 3.

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Antiques Roadshow | Appraisal: "Gone with the Wind" Collection

Watch Ken Sanders's appraisal of a "Gone with the Wind" collection, in Myrtle Beach Hour 3.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Tavis Smiley | Author Taylor Branch

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explains his new text, "The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement."

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POV | Girl Model

This provocative film is a lyrical exploration of youth, beauty and ambition, seen through the eyes of a conflicted American scout and a 13-year-old she discovers.

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Doctor Who | Victory of the Daleks

The Doctor is summoned by his old friend Winston Churchill but in the Cabinet War Rooms below the streets of blitz-torn London, he finds his oldest enemy instead.

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What do your cats do when you ...

What do your cats do when you are not home? Well in Kyan C.'s story for the NHPTV PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest they devise clever ways to reach a door knob and break out of a room, like using Legos to build stairs, or yarn to make a cat hoist, or jumping off a laundry box ramp in a toy car. It could happen! http://ow.ly/joaX4

It was a close game in the fir...

It was a close game in the first round, but Plymouth took a small lead and carried to the final buzzer for a 300 to 110 win over John Stark on Granite State Challenge. http://ow.ly/jo4no